I once read somewhere boffins had invented a formula to answer that age old question on the basis that if its too short it should be called thread and if its too long it would be more appropriate to call it rope! :o)
I may rephrase my question. What's the longest anyone has squeezed out of a single/pair of AA/A batteries on a bog standard player? Also, what's the best price to storage ratio out there?
Or if possible I'd like one with a lithium-ion battery.
Also, I got a cheap (although it was reduced from £70) mp3 player for christmas last year , but it messes up if i play it above a certain level of volume. Are there any mp3 players that won't do this or will I just have to be careful in the future?
I think I know what you refer to in the volume level matter. It sounds like you encode music at the standard 128kbps. Try using 160kbps instead and see if that solves the problem. The problem sounds like audio clipping. So could also be cause by poor quality headphones, badly copied music or simply your hearing is too good for the quality you choose to use.
I used WMP 11 to copy my music from CDs, and I believe I did it at 192kbs, and I assume it went onto my mp3 player at the same speed(?) if this is what you mean by encoding.
I tried the headphones with my computer, and although the quality of sound isn't great, it doesn't repeatedly cut the volume down to a whisper and then return to normal as it does with the mp3 player. Similarly the music plays perfectly on my computer, and as I said before, it plays perfectly on the mp3 player when turned down to below 31/32 notches (out of 40). :o/
My record is about 29 hours from a single charge for both the 2GB Samsung YP-Z5 (which in other tests did only 20 and 25 hours) and 2GB second-gen iPod nano (that was a one-off, so it could be capable of more, but other reviewers have reported lower results).